When considering typical State Championships, it usually goes one of two ways: a win or a loss. This wasn’t the case for the St. Louis U. High racquetball team last week as it unfortunately ended in a tie with Kirkwood. However due to a tie-breaker rule last used in 2005, Kirkwood walked away with the first place trophy.
Two weeks ago, St. Louis U. High conducted its first all-electronic match, distinguished by its hosting of the Missouri Junior Olympics Qualifier. This event presented a significant opportunity for individuals across the state to earn a coveted spot in the Air Rifle Junior Olympics scheduled for April.
This week’s Athlete of the Week is Varsity Racquetball No. 4 seed senior Zack Keller. Zack went undefeated in regular season play and inched his way to win his bracket at state. With Zack’s nail-biting match against Kirkwood’s John Vonder-Bruegge he helped SLUH tie Kirkwood in the state championship (which ended with a Kirkwood victory through the tie-breaker rule).
As varsity rounds out their season, St. Louis U. High JV and C basketball teams reflect on a successful season. With all three teams finishing with a winning record, SLUH eagerly looks to the future of Jr. Bill basketball.
After tying Marquette 1-1 last Friday night, the St. Louis U. High hockey team came up short in the second leg of the Challenge Cup semifinals, losing to the Mustangs 3-1 on Saturday. It was a gritty battle between the two teams in both games at Centene Community Ice Center last weekend, but Marquette’s narrow victory on Saturday sent them to the Challenge Cup final tonight against De Smet and ended SLUH’s great playoff run.
On to the semifinals! The St. Louis U. High hockey team ousted the No. 1 seed in their pool, bitter rival CBC, 4-2 Tuesday night in the last game of round robin play. Both teams had wins in the round robin against Chaminade and Parkway South. However, SLUH had a loss to Vianney and CBC had tied them, meaning the Cadets only needed a tie to advance to the final four, whereas the U-High had a must-win game on their hands.
The Jr. Bill wrestlers ventured west to Lafayette High School last weekend to wrestle in the Class Four District Tournament. The class that St. Louis U. High wrestles in is the deepest and most challenging class and makes qualifying for state that much more difficult. In every district, the top four wrestlers from each weight class qualify for the state tournament to create a 16-man state bracket.
The St. Louis U. High JV-3 team competed in the 2024 Missouri High School Racquetball League JV-3 State Championships last weekend. This event features the younger side of the program, made up of freshmen and sophomores. The SLUH team was victorious, blowing out all of the other teams in the bracket.
A successful year for the St. Louis U. High hockey program is coming to a close. This past week marked the end of the season for the JV Blue and JV White hockey teams, both of whom finished with a winning record.
Senior Night for the Jr. Bills did not go as planned on Wednesday night as they fell hard to the Vianney Griffins due to turnovers and poor defense.
This week's Athlete of the Week is Varsity Hockey assistant captain senior Logan Petlansky. In this week's game against CBC Logan scored twice and added an assist. The game against CBC was a do-or-die situation for the Jr. Bills, and their win against the Cadets moved them along to the state semifinals.
Many runners joke that the only kind of math they like to do is calculating their mile splits. However, this isn’t the case for St. Louis U. High math teacher and running coach Walker Yane, who recently competed in the Black Canyon 100 kilometer trail Ultramarathon in Mayer, Arizona.
As the St. Louis U. High Varsity wrestling season comes to a close and the postseason is nearly here, the varsity side has spent the past week practicing harder than they ever have to peak when it comes time to wrestle in districts and subsequently, state championships.
After the Chiefs back to back Super Bowl wins, juniors Matteo Abbate and Paddy Jones break down a Super Bowl filled with daring plays, roller skates, and a Red Kingdom victory.
After sweeping their past two matches, the St. Louis University High varsity racquetball team lost another tight battle with perennial powerhouse Kirkwood High School. The last time these teams faced off, Kirkwood won 4-3, and the result was the same this time around too. Both matches were extremely close and could’ve gone either way. Each game was tight, and if it was not for some mental slipups, SLUH could have run away with the win.
The Varsity Rifle team ended its three-week traveling streak with a trip to Nashville, Tennessee to shoot against their big-time rivals Montgomery Bell Academy (MBA) and Harpeth Hall. This match marked the 21st annual meeting between SLUH and MBA, both extremely prestigious schools.
The Jr. Bills faced off against the Chaminade Red Devils for a third time this season on Monday night in another win or go home game. In their first encounter, the Red Devils narrowly bested the Jr. Bills by one goal, but in their second faceoff, the Jr. Bills pummeled Chaminade as they cruised to a victory by multiple goals. That was the regular season, however. With the Jr. Bills in full playoff hockey mode now, the regular season meant nothing. They left their even record with Chaminade in the rearview mirror, their eyes only focused on the game ahead of them.
This week’s Athlete of the Week is varsity hockey player junior Kai Duncan. Duncan, a star left winger for the team, is in his second year attending SLUH and playing for varsity. In hockey’s most recent game against Chaminade, Duncan scored two goals, created another one, and had a crucial steal to help spur the Jr. Bills’ 6-1 win.
A rematch of 2020. The NFC’s best versus the AFC’s best. The finale of the NFL season. This year’s Super Bowl features the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The 49ers come into the Super Bowl with a 14-5 record on the season as the NFC one seed. The Chiefs enter the Super Bowl with a 14-6 record and were the three seed from the AFC. Here are the Prep News predictions from different members of our stats:
This week’s Athlete of the Week is varsity basketball player senior Jalen Jones. Jones has served as one of the team leaders as one of three seniors on the team this year. Last week against De Smet, Jalen helped SLUH beat the dreaded Spartans for the first time since 2018.
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